Rose (Rosa 'Folksinger') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Folksinger'
'Folk Singer'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Yellow blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Yellow-apricot blend
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Griffith J. Buck, 1985
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Carefree Beauty x Sunsprite

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I moved to my current home 8 years ago, and I brought almost every plant from my garden with me, including about 50 roses. It was an exciting time, as I had lived in a wooded, shady hollow, and I was happy to give so many sun-loving plants an appropriate home. I had chosen rose varieties for shade tolerance and disease resistance, because I knew the shade and moisture would be inviting for fungal diseases. Although we experienced a terrible drought that year, the roses did respond well to the sunny, open environment, and they settled in nicely in spite of the dry growing season.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 11:21 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"A Griffith Buck rose of exceptional cold hardiness, this rose also has fragrance, repeat bloom and disease resistance. The showy yellow/peach colored double flowers are numerous on a four foot, compact shrub."

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 9, 2019 1:27 AM

I have three of these rose bushes in my garden, but not by choice. Three different mail-order nurseries sent me 'Folksinger' when I ordered other Buck roses. I can only assume there's a surplus of these roses in commerce. It wouldn't be surprising because this is a large and vigorous shrub that grows well on its own roots, so most cuttings of it would probably thrive, whereas the cuttings of other Buck roses might be less viable.

All three are among the tallest of the Buck roses in my garden and they have an attractive habit, but their blooms are of a ho-hum color and a ho-hum shape, so they're strictly background plants. They also have virtually no disease resistance. In particular, they're plagued with black spot, just as all of the Buck roses in my garden are.

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